Gene drive technology to suppress invasive mice

University of Adelaide,  Phys Org,  2022.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have released their first findings on the potential effectiveness of revolutionary gene drive technology to control invasive mice. The team has developed a world-first proof of concept for the technology—called t-CRISPR—using laboratory mice. Using sophisticated computer modeling performed by co-first author Dr. Aysegul Birand, the researchers also found about 250 gene-modified mice could eradicate an island population of 200,000 mice in around 20 years. The results of the study have been published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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